U.S. Border Patrol 

Badges  

The standard official U.S. Border Patrol badge has retained its basic shape since the 1940's after a redesign of the first official badge worn in the 1920's-1930's.  The center seal has changed to reflect the different parent organizations that the Border Patrol has fallen under from the Department of Labor to the Department of Justice and finally to the Department of Homeland Security.

Several commemorative badges have been available to agents to signify special anniversaries or events.  These are posted on a separate page.

Although badges were made for the various ranks, only one example per each style is shown.

NOTE:   Dates are based on information received when badges/images were obtained.

US Border Patrol Inspector - Dept of Labor 

BORDER 

PATROL

INSPECTOR

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor.

U.S. Border Patrol Inspector badge

BORDER 

PATROL

INSPECTOR

Worn from 1924 to 1940. When Border Patrol and Immigration Service were under Department of Labor.

Variation made in sterling silver and stamped on reverse.

U.S. Border Pareol Inspector badge

BORDER 

PATROL

INSPECTOR

Worn from 1940 to 1950. When Border Patrol became part of the Department of Justice under the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

Several variations of the badge were worn.

U.S. Border Patrol Patrol Inspector badge

BORDER 

PATROL 

INSPECTOR

Worn from 1950  to  1960?? Has DOJ-INS seal in center. Badge is coated in 10kt gold and is stamped on back

USBP Senior Patrol Agent pre-1985

SENIOR PATROL

AGENT 

Worn from 1971 to 1985.  Has blue enamel and panels.

Chief Patrol Agent bade pre-1989

CHIEF

PATROL

AGENT

Worn from 1985 to 1992.  Has blue enamel and different finish than previous style.

 

U.S. Border Patrol Again (G.R. Davis)

BORDER

PATROL

AGENT

Dept of Justice issue badge with black enamel.

1992-1998

Produced by G.R. Davis

Patrol Agent in Charge 

PATROL

AGENT

IN CHARGE

Dept of Justice issue badge with black enamel.

1998-2001

Produced by G.R. Davis

Border Patrol Agent

BORDER

PATROL

AGENT

Last Dept of Justice issue badge with black enamel.

2001-2005

Produced by Blackinton

Chief Patrol Agent DOJ

CHIEF

PATROL

AGENT

Wallet badge (flat) with clip on reverse.

2001-2005

Produced by Blackinton

US Border Patrol Agent Retired 

BORDER

PATROL

AGENT

RETIRED

Wallet badge (flat) with clip on reverse.

Produced by Blackinton

Chief Patrol Agent

CHIEF

PATROL

AGENT

First version of current badge with DHS seal

bluish tint to panels

2005-2008

Produced by Blackinton

Associate Chief badge

ASSOCIATE CHIEF

Current badge which began being issued in 2008.

Produced by Blackinton

THIS SITE IS NOT OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED BY THE U.S. BORDER PATROL, DHS, OR ANY OF ITS ENTITIES.

ALL IMAGES ARE FOR VIEWING PURPOSES ONLY.